Willie Lewis


Mar 16, 1939  May 7, 2018

Willie Lewis, 79, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018, at the St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospital.

A native of Madison County, he resided in Buncombe County most of his life. He was a son of the late Bailey Lewis and Nepel McDevitt Lewis. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Polly Briggs Lewis; son, Anthony Willie Lewis; brothers: Walter Lewis, and Robert Lewis; and brother-in-law, David Norton.

Mr. Lewis was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served multiple tours overseas, and later worked for Overnight Transportation as a Truck Driver and Supervisor for many years.

Surviving are his daughter, Stephanie R. Lewis of Leicester; grandson, Hunter Lewis Bullard of Leicester; sisters: Lucille Norton, and Geneva Carver and husband Hayes both of Mars Hill; brothers: James P. Lewis, and Harold “Ricky” Lewis and wife Sandra both of Marshall; a special sister-in-law, Altha Hoyle of Leicester; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 3 PM Friday, May 11, 2018, in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the North Carolina National Guard Honor Guard.

The family will received friends for 1 hour prior to service on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that you honor Mr. Lewis’ memory and his love of the outdoors by planting a tree or shrub. To sign Mr. Lewis’ guestbook online, please go to “Memorials” at www.andersrice.com.